Thematic Tafsīr (Exegesis) of the Qurʾān

Course Code Year Term Course Group Credits
IRL-512 1 Spring Sacred Texts and Islamic Sciences 3


This course educates students on the methodologies of Qurʾānic interpretation, focusing on themes that are relevant to addressing modern issues and crises. Students will study the method and style of Qurʾānic solutions to these issues that can also be applied to daily life. At the end of the course, students will have gained an understanding of the tools of Qurʾānic interpretation and be able to extract key Qurʾānic lessons that can provide guidance in solving contemporary issues.

“My experience with BIS has been transformative. I have had direct access to scholars and their knowledge, alhamdulillah in a way I have never experienced before. We’ve deeply explored the Muslim experience academically, challenging many of my previously held beliefs and narratives. I am forever grateful to BIS, the scholars and the organizers for this experience”.

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